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The Northwest Ohio Pathway to Healthcare Careers (NOPHC) Visit disclaimer page Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program at Zepf Center focuses on helping low-income individuals obtain the education and training needed to pursue a job in the healthcare field. This project also builds upon the community Bridges out of Poverty initiative, which focuses on empowering people to progress out of poverty.

Hostos Community College proves that personalized case management and career services are the keys to successful employment in healthcare.

For their Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Visit disclaimer page , Hostos Community College utilizes a three-phase case management approach to ensure successful outcomes: Orientation to Training, Completion to Career Services, and Career Services to Employment. By focusing on student engagement and individual case management throughout the program, students are motivated, supported, and empowered to achieve their goals.

With funding from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination project (SOHOPE) Visit disclaimer page provides financial assistance for eligible students to become educated, trained, and certified in high-demand healthcare careers through Rogue Community College’s Allied Health Occupations department. Two out of every three program applicants are randomly selected to receive paid tuition and fees, textbooks, and supplies as well as job placement and support services designed to promote higher levels of achievement and success.

San Jacinto College re-engages and incentivizes students to complete their training.

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of the Houston area, affecting many students and staff of the San Jacinto Community College District both financially and emotionally. After the storm, the college’s Health Career Pathways Partnership Visit disclaimer page HPOG program struggled to maintain its relationships with students. This took a major toll on the program’s ability to create successful pathways towards employment.

To address these issues, San Jacinto College made efforts to staff up after displaced staff and faculty caused high turnover. The College then set out to implement a student re-engagement strategy to bring participants back into the fold.

Health Careers NW (HCNW) Visit disclaimer page provides healthcare training and job search assistance to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, and individuals covered under Medicaid through the Oregon Health Plan.

The 2015 Compendium of Promising Practices captures innovative practices that grantees identified as key to their success in serving TANF and other low-income individuals. The practices are indexed by grantee, state, community, type of organization, and job-driven practice component. The HPOG program is a demonstration project designed to build and share knowledge. This compilation of promising practices is intended to support dissemination of insights and lessons learned to diverse stakeholders. A comprehensive evaluation of HPOG is also underway and will provide more information on program implementation, systems change, outcomes, and impact. The goal of the evaluation is to expand the evidence base for improving outcomes for TANF recipients and other low-income individuals.

Healthcare employers in Anchorage, AK, look beyond test scores when hiring entry-level employees. The demand for new hires with interpersonal and soft skills is on the rise. Employer partners of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council Health Profession Opportunity Grants Visit disclaimer page (CITC HPOG) program in Alaska stated a clear need for entry-level employees to demonstrate such skills. Initiative and a strong work ethic are highly sought-after traits, yet they are often hard to find in the incoming local healthcare workforce.

The HPOG program has incorporated innovative practices since its inception.

The 2013 Compendium of Promising Practices captures some of the unique or innovative practices that grantees have identified as strategies that are important to their programs.

The 2012 Compendium of Promising Practices captures some of the unique or innovative practices that grantees have identified as strategies that are important to their programs.